Monthly Archives: October 2011

Early 20th century

I have just started to collate the High Street entries from 20th century street directories starting in the 1920s so that we can follow the histories of individual premises. It’s going to take a lo———ong time! So in the meantime … Continue reading

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Memories of Poole High Street

This is not my memory but a story told to me by my grandmother, Gladys Hawkes. Gladys was born in 1882 to the Gifford family, when her father, Joseph Gifford, was a miller who lived at Creekmoor Mill. Joseph also … Continue reading

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Autumn walk and catch-up

Next Saturday, 22nd October, why not join us for a guided walk down the High Street from the railway crossing to the Quay? We will be meeting near Oxfam at 2.00 pm (weather permitting) and should get to the museum … Continue reading

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High Street Memories from Eighty Five Years in Poole by Aubrey Jenkins

I wanted to share some extracts from a memoir we have in the History Centre which is now available to read on http://www.poolehistory.org.uk Aubrey Jenkin’s recollections of the High Street are vivid and very interesting, here are some of my favourite … Continue reading

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Talking about the weather

Some comments from Andrew Hawkes:   Attached is a picture of the High Street in Jan 1979, taken about 10 am. Yes we did sell out of wellies because the snow was very wet and because there was a lot, … Continue reading

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Turned Out Nice Again

In an effort to track down a report of flooding in the High Street sometime in the 1950s, I have been delving into weather reports and articles. I thought our climate was quite mild and temperate but in the course … Continue reading

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